7 suspects, 1 detective, endless intrigue: Netflix’s Murder Mubarak ticks right boxes

The Murder Mubarak team at the trailer launch. Photo: Rajiv Vijayakar

Julius Caesar died on the Ides of March—March 15, and on this date this year, Maddock Films will release, on Netflix no less, Murder Mubarak, the tale of a shocking murder in an up-market club.

Brace yourself for a rollercoaster ride of mystery and entertainment with the trailer that was released on March 5 at Mumbai’s Snowball Studios. Produced by Dinesh Vijan and directed by Homi Adajania (who Dinesh calls “this crazy man who has directed films for me right from my first production, Being Cyrus 20 years ago”), this captivating murder mystery-meets-comedy boasts an exceptional ensemble cast including Dimple Kapadia, Karisma Kapoor, Sanjay Kapoor, Pankaj Tripathi, Vijay Varma, Sara Ali Khan, Tisca Chopra, Suhail Nayyar and Aashim Gulati.

The trailer transports viewers into the heart of New Delhi’s high society, where a series of strange events disrupt the peace and tranquility of an elite club. As the glittering facade begins to crack, its members find themselves in a web of deception where loyalties are tested and the line between innocence and guilt becomes increasingly blurred.

Navigating this maze of lies, love, and hidden agendas is Pankaj Tripathi as the ACP (Assistant Commissioner of Police), portraying a relentless cop with his own odd tactics. He’s determined to expose the club members’ darkest secrets.

Speaking at the trailer launch, Dinesh Vijan said, “Our film is a journey into the depths of intrigue, where every twist and turn unveils a new layer of mystery and entertainment. Set at the Delhi Royal Club, it’s a suspense-filled tale filled with secrets. What truly sets this project apart is the passion and dedication poured into every aspect of its creation. From script to screen, Murder Mubarak is a labor of love that we can’t wait to share with audiences. It’s a testament to the incredible talent and commitment of everyone involved. Partnering with Netflix—for the third time!—has granted us the opportunity to share this narrative with a global audience, amplifying the reach and impact of our storytelling.”

Adding onto that, Homi Adajania stated, “It’s exciting to give our audiences a peek into the bizarre world of something we have called the Delhi Royal Club and its eccentric members. This film is about a murder mystery that unravels many more mysteries once the investigation starts. It’s captivating and hilarious at the same time. What makes this project even more special is our phenomenal multi-generational cast from Dimple to Sara, who breathe life into the story, bringing a unique freshness that’s very enjoyable to watch. Murder Mubarak will soon be handed over to the audience, who I hope will be entertained, surprised and may even go back to figure why they never saw the breadcrumbs that are scattered throughout this twisted whodunit.”

Ruchikaa Kapoor Sheikh, Director – Netflix Original Films, Netflix India, added, “We are excited to continue to partner with Maddock Films on such riveting stories. At Netflix, we are dedicated to entertain a diverse audience and this film truly has it all — drama, comedy, love and suspense.”

Except for Dimple Kapadia and Aashim Gulati, the entire cast was present at the launch, elaborating on their larger-than-life and often bizarre characters. The stress was on showing the thin veneer of decency and goodness in the ‘haves’ shown in the film and how many of these Indians were “more British than even the British!”

Dinesh pointed that this was perhaps the first time that a murder drama and a comedy were blended in a single film, as whodunits were also rare in Hindi cinema. Homi mentioned that Karisma Kapoor had been a friend since schooldays and confessed that he had been shocked when someone suggested her name for the character she plays. “I wondered why I had never thought of her!” he exclaimed. Vijay Varma pleaded with Netflix to adopt him as a “ghar jamai” (resident son-in-law) after all the work they have done together, Jaane Jaan being the last!

Pankaj Tripathi was repeatedly praised both for the actor he is and his niceness as a person, and all the actors essentially said that doing the film was a “no-brainer”: considering the script, the director and the consummate cast. Sachin-Jigar are scoring the music.












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